Mold spores can spread throughout the entire building quickly and easily, so it is vital to know if they are present before they cause damage by having a professional mold inspection (mold assessment) and mold testing by a professional.
Mold can cause health problems like allergies, asthma attacks, and respiratory issues. It can also cause structural damage to buildings when left unchecked over time due to water damage caused by leaks from roofs or windowsills that allow moisture into carpets or drywall until it becomes too saturated before drying out again when it rains.
Inspection versus Testing
A professional mold inspection and mold testing are two terms often used interchangeably. Understanding the differences between the two and when you might need one over the other is imperative.
What Is A Professional Mold Inspection?
A professional mold inspection also called a mold assessment, is when a hired professional inspects a given building or area to determine whether mold growth is present and, if so, why. Since mold isn’t always visible, mold assessments should involve searching for evidence of previous and current mold growth.
A mold inspection may also include an air quality test. This test looks for spores in the air and helps determine how much of an issue there may be with indoor air quality. This test can help determine whether remediation is needed or if it will cause further damage if completed without proper precautions or knowledge of what was already present within the home or office space before conducting any tests.
What Is Mold Testing?
A mold test (also known as “mold sampling”) is the process used to determine the type of mold growth based on samples taken from the air or solid surfaces.
A mold test involves collecting samples from different areas in your home and sending them to a lab for analysis. This test can help determine what mold species are present, how much moisture is present, and whether or not there is any danger to residents or pets who live in the home. A positive result from this test could indicate that remediation work is immediately necessary to avoid any health risks.
Professional Mold Inspection Services in Florida
Mold testing is the first critical step in determining if you have a mold problem. It is an all-too-common issue in many homes and businesses, but it’s not always easy to spot. That’s why we offer free mold testing.
If you’ve never tested for mold, we recommend you contact us today to schedule an appointment. We’ll come out and take samples from different areas of your property, send them off to be analyzed by our lab, and then give you a detailed report on what we found.
If we find that there is indeed a problem with mold in your home or business, we can help you take care of it right away! If there is no issue, we will provide recommendations on how to prevent mold growth in the future.
MAS are the professionals to call for peace of mind and safety. To schedule professional mold inspection and testing, fill out the contact form here for a free consultation.